Dinner Out

Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger

Dinner Out: The Port Pub’s Loopy Rancher Burger By Scott Campbell Not to be outdone on the battlefront of the Burger Wars, the Port Pub in Port Williams has created a sizzling burger spectacle that has to be experienced.  Using their familiar Starr’s Point grass-fed beef as the basis of this burger creation they have put forth a formidable force in this Burger War. Starting with the grass-fed beef patty, they add lightly siracha-spiced ranch sauce, greens, tomato, cheddar, garlic aioli, pickle, and crispy Cajun fried onions all under a Brioche bun. The result is an original burger that is…
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Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger

Dinner Out: Paddy’s Wolfville’s Bombay Burger By Scott Campbell Bollywood has come to Wolfville in this blockbuster hit of a burger. Paddy’s Brewpub in Wolfville started out with a local grass-fed beef patty from Wild Mountain Farm in Canning – just like their Kentville counterpart but that’s where the similarity stops. From here Paddy’s Wolfville made a sharp turn to the east and created the Bombay Burger. This delicious treat starts out with the juicy beef patty and then dresses it up with Greek yogurt, house made raisin ketchup, Bombay pico (tomatoes, onion, cilantro, ginger, and jalapeno), and lettuce. This…
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Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger

Dinner Out: The Kings Arms’ Burger Wars Burger By Scott Campbell My first burger of the 2017 Burger Wars was the entry from Kentville’s Kings Arms pub. One bite in and I was already grieving the fact that this delicious burger was only going to be available for a month. The Kings Arms kitchen folk have created this masterpiece beginning with an 8oz patty of beef and caramelized onion (just think about that for a second). Then they smear it with a sizzling chipotle mayo, add a dollop of sweet roasted corn salsa, and put it all under a perfectly…
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Dinner Out: Review for Townsend

Dinner Out: Review for Townsend By Scott Campbell This article is a bit of a departure from my regular local culinary musings. I like to travel and I like to dine out. So, predictably, I will often find amazing restaurants that I want to write about when I travel. During an overnight stay in Philadelphia I had the opportunity to dine at a little (35-seat) restaurant located in a renovated town house on East Passyunk Avenue. We opted for the 5-course tasting menu and I think I can safely say this was one of the best dining experiences I’ve had…
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Dinner Out: LeCaveau Air Miles Dinner

Dinner Out: LeCaveau Air Miles Dinner My Scott Campbell For those of you familiar with the Air Miles loyalty program, you may already be aware of the spectacular dinner that was offered at Restaurant Le Caveau at Grand Pré Winery on Saturday, January 28. As many regular patrons of Le Caveau would know, the restaurant is usually closed through the winter months, however, they opened their doors for this special Air Miles culinary evening and I was one of the lucky ones who attended. We began the evening with a small reception in the Grand Pré Wine Shop. We were…
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Dinner Out: NOSH Dessert Night Inspired by Local

Dinner Out: NOSH Dessert Night Inspired by Local By Scott Campbell Leave it to the inspired minds of the NSCC Kingstec Bakery and Pastry Arts students and the Tourism and Hospitality students to hit it out of the local ball park when it comes to creating a spectacular menu completely inspired by local produce and artisans. And as if that wasn’t impressive enough – the entire menu was desserts… all desserts… nothing but desserts. What a night. It all began with a Chantilly-filled crepe, green apple sorbet with a caramel sauce, and a caramel crunch. This was paired with the…
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The Grapevine Devour Picks

The Grapevine Devour Picks: Devour! Street Food Party Robie Tufts Park Thursday, November 3, 4pm-8pm Participating trucks include Gecko Bus, Cheesecurds, Donair Trailer, Nomad Gourmet, and T-Dogs. Participating vendors include Carl’s Independent, Frais Catering, Tap Root Farms, Julian’s Feel Good Food, Union Street Cafe, The Noodle Guy, Le Caveau, and Cake Lady. Shorts Program: Look Who’s Coming to Dinner Al Whittle Theatre Friday, November 5, 12:30pm-2pm With “Food First, Lobster Fra Diavolo, Sunday Lunch, So Good To See You, Candice & Peter’s Smokin’ Hot Date, Home Suite Home”, and “The Cannoli”. Price: $15 Bitters Workshop with Jeffrey Van Horne &…
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Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery

Dinner Out: Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner 2016, Restaurant LeCaveau and Lightfoot and Wolfville Winery Scott Campbell This year was the 10th anniversary of the Wines of Nova Scotia Dinner at LeCaveau. This fantastic dinner is presented alongside the famous wines of Domaine de Grande Pré Winery and one other local winery. This year the rising star of the Valley vineyards – Lightfoot and Wolfville – was featured as the second winery in this exclusive wine and dining event. Our evening started off with an Amuse of BC Albacore Tuna Tartare served with hazelnuts, tamari, caramelized ginger, and cilantro. The…
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WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine!

WHO’S WHO: Jason Lynch – A Grand Chef in his own Domaine! Mike Butler Three or four times a year, my partner Ian and I like to go out for a very formal dinner. We dress up (shirts and ties and non-Coverse shoes) and we take our time with the meal … it’s a big deal for us! We eat together all the time but these special occasions are something we both look forward to. This year, for our 6th Anniversary, we chose to dine at Le Caveau, part of the Domaine de Grand Pre Winery. It was August 21…
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Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery

Dinner Out: The Port Pub Bistro Wine Pairing Dinner with Planter’s Ridge Winery Scott Campbell I seem to be spending a lot of time in Port Williams lately. Between new breweries and distilleries opening up and fantastic restaurants that have been there for a while – I keep finding myself drawn back to “the Port” for many delicious and tantalizing reasons. Last week The Port Pub Bistro gave me yet another reason to go back. The Port Pub Bistro presented an intimate dinner with Chef Charlie Burtt, and exclusive wine pairings with Planter’s Ridge Sommelier, Gabrielle Pope, to a room…
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